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Will you be at the Laconia NH Multicultural Festival tomorrow?

We will be! See you there…

Sayon Performs with Araba-lon
Includes a Drumming Workshop Class for Kids!  • 11:00 – 11:30 am
Includes a Dance Workshop • 11:30 am – 12 noon

Saturday, September 9
Laconia Multicultural Festival
 Festival Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Performance • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Laconia NH


Drum and Dance with Sayon in Maine! June 24-26

After a GREAT wrap on the West coast Sayon is ready to drum with East coast drummers and friends. Maine here he comes! We’ll be drumming on djembes and dounouns, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and adding dance to the Sunday afternoon drumming class of the traditional Kassa rhythm. Get ready for joy!

Register here!


African Culture Class! Saturday August 8

Once again! A chance to journey with Sayon in a class that engages participants in the drumming, music, song, story, traditional language and dance from Sayon’s village of Kouya Sidia. All ages and experience levels welcome!

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Open Door Studio • 18 North Main Street • White River Junction VT
For full details and to register:
http://www.opendoorworkshop.com/workshops.html

Sayon playing in his village for the children.


So Sad to Hear About the Passing of Abdoulaye Sylla

Abdoulaye was so kind to me when I was out in Seattle last year.

I would like to extend his kindness by letting others know of this opportunity to help Abdoulaye’s family take him home to Guinea.

Thank you all.

http://www.gofundme.com/AbdoulayeSylla


Special! Drum + Dance with Sayon + Yalani! Wednesday July 8

Sayon Camara + Yalani Bangoura
Special Drum + Dance Class!
Don’t miss this double class with two exemplary artists from Guinea!
Wednesday July 8, 2015
6:15 – 7:30 pm Drum Class with Sayon
7:30 – 9:00 pm Dance Class with Yalani
Stone Church • 210 Main Street • Brattleboro VT
Information here.

Sayon Camara Drums  Yalani Bagoura Dances

Usher in Summer with Sayon! June 20

A unique class that brings the art forms of Sayon’s culture together.

Journey to an African village with Sayon Camara of Guinea and his wife Lev in a workshop that engages participants in the drumming, music, song, story, traditional language and dance from the place where Sayon delighted in his childhood and served as djembefola (one who plays the djembe drum). All ages and skill levels welcome. No experience necessary. We will work at the level of those in the group. Plan to experience joy and the music and dance traditions of a very different culture. Village music, song and dance is simple and Sayon is a patient and skillful teacher.

Pre-register at:
http://www.opendoorworkshop.com/registration.html

This is under the second Specialty Classes category.

Be sure to let us know if you need a drum when you register:
Email SayonCamaraDrumming@gmail.com or call 802 779 4914.

Open Door, 18 N Main Street, White River Junction VT

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Coming Up Next: May 1 and 2 with Sayon!

We had a wonderful African Culture Class: Music, Drumming, Song and Dance of the Malinke of Guinea, focusing on the piece of music, Wadaba. Just like an African village! Thank you to all participants who tried a lot of new things and had fun doing it.

Coming up this weekend!

Friday May 1
Sayon & Landaya in Concert… with plenty of room to dance if you need to.
Barrett Hall, South Strafford VT.
https://sayoncamaradrumming.com/performances

Saturday May 2
Special Saturday West African Drum Mini Workshop/Class with Sayon in White River Junction VT!
We’ll learn to play one of the songs Sayon and Landaya performed at the Friday night concert!
4:00 – 6:00 pm
St Pauls Episcopal Church
https://sayoncamaradrumming.com/workshops


Malinke Culture Class! Saturday April 25

Journey with Sayon in a first time class that engages participants in the drumming, music, song, story, traditional language and dance from Sayon’s village of Kouya Sidia.

Open Door Studio • 18 North Main Street • White River Junction VT
For full details and to register:
http://www.opendoorworkshop.com/workshops.html

Sayon playing in his village for the children.

Sayon playing in his village for the children.

 

 


Dance Nite Out! Friday November 21, 2014

With Sayon Camara & Landaya at Barrett Memorial Hall in South Strafford VT from 8:00 – 10:00 pm and then some! The irresistible polyrhythms of this West African ensemble combined with Sayon’s expert hands on the djembe and haunting melodies on traditional flute will get you up and dancing! This is a fundraiser for Barrett Hall, a historical community building with great wooden floors and lots of room to move.

Sayon Camara & Landaya


Join Sayon & Landaya this Saturday at 4pm in Concord NH

That’s right! We’ll be playing at the Multicultural Festival right in the heart of the capitol. 4pm. See you there. Let’s dance!

Sayon Camara & Landaya


On the Woodstock Green at Noon 8/28

Come listen, come dance! Free concert!


Travel to Guinea with Sayon!

All the information you need to get you started! Click here!

Travel to Guinea with Sayon Camara 2013


West African Dance Class, 6:30 Tonight 08/14

Put wings on your feet tonight at dance class with Lev backed by the irresistible drumming of Sayon Camara and Landaya Ensemble. She will be teaching Malinke dances as they were taught to her by her teacher in Guinea, the fluid and phenomenal dancer, Saran Conde. 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Artistree in Woodstock, VT. Information at Classes.

Saran Conde dancing traditionally at a marriage fete in Guinea.

Saran Conde dancing traditionally at a marriage fete in Guinea.


Great Food, Great Music, Great Dancing…

This Friday October 28th in Concord NH.

Enjoy African drum music, delicious vegan food and a chance to dance to the beat after dinner! Sayon is the guest artist for Arabalon! Here’s the scoop including directions on Facebook. Here’s a PDF for the event. Be sure to make a reservation if you want in! Call 603 738 4327.


Don’t forget Monday night drum classes in Woodstock! And starting tomorrow night, July 26 for 5 Tuesday nights… Dance for the Passion of It!

You can join in on Sayon’s Monday night drum class anytime! Eventually we will go to multiple week sessions, so get connected while you can.

Then on Tuesday nights for 5 weeks, we are going to do a mini West African dance class series for people of any age or gender who need to dance for the joy of it – also at the Rec Center in Woodstock!

Check both of these classes out on the Classes page!


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